bad axe 2 (975) vs EVGA (680i) ????

xtal01

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Not really a big gamer (so don't know a lot about overclocking) but want to get the best bang for the buck.

Planning to use a E6400 duo processor and a single graphics card in a new system.

Looking at Intel bad axe 2 and evga boards. Both are $249.99 at newegg.

It would be nice to get the chip running at around 3 gig (every article I read says it should run at 3.2 with stock cooling).

Want a "stable" system. Computer is used mostly for work (spreadsheets, accounting, AutoCad, ...).

Which chip set is better and why? I read one article and it says stay with the intel 975, more stable and all the bugs worked out. Next article says go to 680i chipset. New technology and better for overclocking (can change the cpu multiplier on the 680i but not on the 975 with the E6400 ?).

Any advice would be greatly appeciated!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks ... Mike
 

apt403

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i would get the bad axe 2 if your not much of a gamer.

Not really a big gamer (so don't know a lot about overclocking)
just because you arent a gamer doesnt mean that you dont oc, i know a guy who doesnt know the difference between an RPG and an FPS, but he can oc any proc through the roof.
 

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